We are a private Catholic and Jesuit institution that delivers a transformative education, grounded in the liberal arts. Every aspect of a Scranton education exists to help our students succeed. The University of Scranton is a private Jesuit university in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1888 by William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton. The university grants undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science) in 65 majors. The students may likewise use numerous pre-professional concentrations, such as pre-medical, pre-law, and pre-dental. The university additionally has an Honours Programme and the SJLA (Special Jesuit Liberal Arts) Programme in which selected students to complete courses in moral philosophy, ethics, theology, and the humanities in addition to their normal course. Our Mission The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life.
Our Vision The University of Scranton will be boldly driven by a shared commitment to excellence. We will provide a superior, transformational learning experience, preparing students who, in the words of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola, will "set the world on fire."